AENC Legislative Reception
Connect. Engage. Involve.

Networking photo from a past Legislative ReceptionAnother networking photo from a past Legislative Reception


Click here for photos of the 2022 Legislative Reception 


The Legislative Reception has become a longtime AENC tradition consistently attracting a large crowd of legislators and executive and judicial branch officials. Sponsorship of the AENC Legislative Reception provides your organization a unique recognition opportunity among North Carolina’s leading trade and professional association leaders, and offers you and your members and/or clients a great opportunity to interact with members of the General Assembly and elected state officials, Council of State, Supreme and Appellate Court Judges.

If you cannot participate as a full sponsor, you have the option to purchase individual non-sponsor tickets.


Nature Exploration Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; 11 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601 (Across from the NC General Assembly)

Benefits of Sponsorship

Each sponsor receives 8 tickets to attend the Legislative Reception along with 8 clearly identified sponsor name badges. Sponsors will be listed on the invitation to legislators (as long as you book before the deadline) and on sponsor signage at the event. Sponsors will be listed in all pre-event promotion via website and weekly update email.

Connect face to face with lawmakers and other state government leaders.
Promote your organization and the role it plays in North Carolina.

Click here to Secure Your Sponsorship (Note: members of the General Assembly, US NC Representatives, Governor's Cabinet & Office, Council of State, NC Court Judges are welcome to attend free of charge. Please contact [email protected] to secure your ticket or to confirm eligibility.)

Sponsorship rates

  • $   800 for AENC member organizations (10 tickets)
  • $ 1200 for non-member organizations (10 tickets)

Additional Sponsor Tickets (For sponsor organizations which have purchased a sponsorship package.)

  • $45 each for AENC member organizations
  • $55 for non-member organizations 

Individual Tickets (Non-Sponsor Attendees)

  • $250 each for AENC Members
  • $275 each for non-members


  • Complete online Sponsorship Form with credit card information, or check box for invoice.
  • Mail your Sponsorship Form with check payment


Contact Julie Keith at 919-848-8255 ext 2 or email [email protected].

Note: This gathering is permitted under G.S. 138A-32(e)(1).

THANK YOU to our 2022 sponsors!

Badge Logo Sponsor: Rocky Mount Event Center
Signage Sponsor: Southport Graphics
Photography Sponsor: Open Water Communications

Thank you to our 2022 Legislative Reception Committee Chair and Co-Chair!
John Policastro, AENC Legislative Reception Committee Chair Anne Darconte, AENC Legislative Reception Committee Co-Chair

John Policastro
AENC Legislative Reception Committee Chair

Anne Darconte
AENC Legislative Reception Committee Co-Chair